More autonomy at work reduces the risk of low back pain

29.01.2020

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"A redesign of working conditions could reduce painrelated absenteeism. Flexible breaks, more autonomy in scheduling the work, all this reduces the workload," explains psychologist Denise Dörfel. "Social support from colleagues and more feedback and recognition from superiors may also help.”